Fishing Tips for Using Open Face Reels

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Instructor: RJ Boyle
Categories: Saltwater , Fishing Tackle

In The Spread fishing videos discuss open face reels and their inherent problems. Open face reels are preferred by tournament anglers due to level wind resistance. However, novices and seasoned crews should be aware of these features and practice to build confidence.

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The freebie In The Spread fishing videos are for you to take away insight and advice on how to improve your fishing program. This fishing tips video features RJ Boyle discussing the use of open face reels and the inherent problems that can arise, if you are not dialed in on their use. The major difference between an open face reel and the normal “conventional” reel is that there in nothing to keep the line within the reel structure. There is no level wind feature. Most tournament anglers prefer the open face because of the lack of resistance created by the level wind. These reels are really not for the novice angler or crews that are not seasoned. The open face reel is typically used by dredge fishing tournament anglers and require a little more attention to detail. It is that detail that can cause real problems, if you are not experienced in the use of these reels. The big thing you have to watch out for is the wind blowing the line off the reel and getting wrapped around the reel. This can be catastrophic. Now, if you are a seasoned angler, the open face is the better option. Get out and try them. Use is what builds experience and the more experience yo have the more confidence you possess. This style of reel is really not that difficult to use. All it takes is a little practice.

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